Saeideh Heshmati, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

I am a postdoctoral research scholar in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at Penn State University. I am interested in finding objective methods to measure individual differences in social and emotional learning through Ecological Momentary Assessment studies. I am currently working on a project with Dr. Zita Oravecz on developing psychometric tools for longitudinal measurements of wellbeing in order to model the dynamics of wellbeing in daily life. We combine cognitive psychometric techniques and dynamical systems modeling in the Bayesian statistical framework to unpack emotional and cognitive mechanisms of the human mind.